In 1950, Mr. Graebel founded the company with one truck and a philosophy to provide unusual service and value to everyone served. Today, this organization is recognized as the world’s largest privately held relocation company. It is also the only organization that wholly owns its third party relocation and move management companies, a U.S. van line, international forwarding operation, coast to coast U.S. moving and storage centers and a commercial workplace services division.
Under Mr. Graebel's leadership the organization has led the relocation industry in customer-centric innovations such as 24.7.365 customer service and account management accessibility, simplified tariffs and bundled service pricing, performance guarantees, best in class safety standards and Web-based technology featuring real-time reporting information as well as interactive relocation tools for clients' transferring employees.
A board member of various corporations, Mr. Graebel is recognized for his strategic vision, business savvy and, philanthropic endeavors. Community, local and global business organizations have bestowed their highest honors and awards on him for his meritorious service.
2008, The Moving and Storage Institute, at the annual AMSA conference, honored Mr. Graebel with its Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Service.